Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, specials

October 8, 2013

Seeing pink? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few events and specials for the rest of the month that support breast cancer awareness and research. If you want your event or special listed, email Margaret Ely at margaret.ely@washpost.com

Hockey fan? The Capitals will host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 18, featuring an auction on limited edition Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys featuring pink ribbons and pink names and numbers. The proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Season ticket holders who have battled cancer will also be honored during an on-ice ceremony before the game.

The George Washington University Hospital will have it's annual free cancer screening event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. District residents can get free screenings for several cancers, including mammograms.

The US Department of Veteran's Affairs is scheduled to have it's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fair on Oct. 17, although this may change because of the government shutdown. Check back for an update as the event date nears.

 You can buy a limited edition pink tumbler filled with the soft drink at BGR The Burger Joint to benefit breast cancer research. The tumblers are $9 with a milkshake, $5 with a soda. Hungry for something green? Chop't has pink salad bowls this month, and $2 from every Pink Goddess Salad (chicken, onions, black beans, avocados and more)  will go to to the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation.

Masa 14, Zengo, and both of Washington's El Centro locations will donate $1 from each $4 Pink Ribbon Agua Fresca watermelon "mocktail" sold to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

More from The Washington Post:

Soccer and Society: kids vs. cancer: Tyler Smith, a 12-year-old soccer player in Northern Virginia, wanted to honor his grandmother, who lost her battle with breast cancer. He hatched an idea: pink uniforms.

I’m just saying no to mammography: Why the numbers are in my favor:  I’ve crunched the numbers: For me, mammograms could do more harm than good.

Margaret Ely is a producer and reporter for Local Living and Weekend. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.
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